Grants open doors for Israeli filmmakers

FFA, MBB set up artist-in-residency program

COLOGNE, Germany -- German film subsidy bodies the FFA and MBB have set up an artist-in-residency program that will give grants to Israeli filmmakers to study and work in Berlin for a three-month period.

Announced at the Jerusalem Film Festival on Monday, the program will begin in the summer of 2009.

Prominent Berlin-based film and television producers including Razor Film's Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner, Andro Steinborn of X Filme International, Oliver Berben of Moovie and teamWorx head Nico Hofmann are supporting the new project.